[aprssig] FW: PBH Flight 9 - KC2TUA-8 Heading Towards Azores and UK

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Apr 20 17:54:23 EDT 2009

Europeans in the Azores and UK:

Please listen on 144.39 for this balloon headed your way!  Its
also beaconing in CW on 10.146.93 .  Any reception reports

FINDU last heard it about 0100z, but as of now (about 2100z) it
can still be heard on HF!
-----Original Message-----
Subject: PBH Flight 9 - KC2TUA-8 Heading Towards Azores and UK

Our launch of PBH Flight 9 to attempt the world record for
duration has been successful (please see www.twitter.com/pbh3
for more information). Our balloon is still flying and on track
to pass over the Azores and into the UK, assuming that our
battery lasts and the balloon survives another night without
splashing down. Do you know what are the VHF frequencies for
APRS in the Azores and UK? If we make it to the Azores or Europe
we would like attempt to track the balloon. Our Big Red Bee
transmitter is tuned to 144.390MHz, so if European frequencies
for APRS are different than those in the USA, could we ask a
fellow ham in Europe to change his APRS base station to
144.390MHz in order to facilitate our entry into the APRS-IS? 

Thanks so much for creating APRS! Our situational awareness
would not have been nearly as good as it was without it.

Tom Triebwasser 
Systems Engineer 
Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego 
1801 State Route 17C M/D 0306
thomas.triebwasser at lmco.com


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